In 2003 Urwerk released the UR-103. Its alien looks and innovative approach to the representation of time made it one of the definitional pieces of ‘haute horology.’ Collector and a piece of modern history. Since 2003 the UR-103 has been produced in a range of styles and permutations. This all changed in 2010 when Urwerk announced that they would cease producing this iconic watch. There is now no way you can buy this piece of modern horological history new.insider Stephen Hallock even declared it
Except for the 103 you see above. Only Watch 2011 will see the 103 return, albeit briefly and fleetingly, like a phoenix. Now, to ensure that the unique nature of what is most likely the last 103 ever produced isn’t lost on people Urwerk teamed up with engraver Jean-Vincent Huguenin, who has a long history with Urwerk, Blancpain and others. Huguenin has made the metaphorical phoenix of the final 103 a reality – and his work adds an oldelegance and refinement to Urwerks uber-modern styling.
The final UR-103, in a white goldwill be sold along with the rest of the for Only Watch 2011 to raise funds for muscular dystrophy in September.